UPDATE: Body of missing boater on Lake Monroe in Sanford found Sunday, FWC officials say

Lake Monroe

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The body of a missing boater on Lake Monroe was found on Sunday, according to officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife.

7 p.m. update:

FWC officials confirmed Sunday evening that the body of a boater who went missing Saturday was at around 11 a.m.

Officials did not identify the victim and said they are still working to make contact with family.

Original report:

The search for a missing boater in Seminole County continues on Sunday.

The search began Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. after authorities received a report that two people were in the water in distress.


According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials, seven people were onboard a boat on the St. John’s River, north of Wayside Park.

While the boat was drifting, two people went into the water, officials said.

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One of the males surfaced while the other did not.

A search of the area was conducted by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office dive team, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office aviation unit, Seminole County Fire Department, and FWC.

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Davenport Police Department notified next of kin that the victim was missing.

The missing person has been identified as 34-year-old Nicholas Bulluck.

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FWC units remained at the scene overnight and continued the search on the water.

SCSO and FWC dive teams are back out and will continue searching Lake Monroe on Sunday.

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